A Shinto shrine located in 1 Chome Kamikura, Shingu City. Situated on sacred ground where the god Kumano Omikami first descended to Earth. The Kodobiki Boulder, considered a sacred natural object and deity, is also located on the shrine grounds at the top of over 5000 natural stone steps. The Oto Matsuri, held each year on February 6, is an unusual festival in which white robed men carrying torches lit with a sacred flame run down a series of stone steps. The festival is designated an Important Intangible Folk-Cultural Property.
- Wakayama Pref. Shingushi Kamikura 1-13-8
- Free visit
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Not available
- [Kumano Hayatama Taisha] 0735-22-2533
- Estimated stay time
- 30-60 minutes
- Wheelchair accessible
- Not possible (Although it is possible up to the foot of the mountain, there are 538 stairs)
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
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- good hike
- the shrine is ok. the hike up is more interesting and abit taxing up rock steps which is pretty steep at some areas..
- Many steps to climb, steep - not really worthwhile view from top, even though the shrined mountaintop huge rock is quite special
- Must see spot with spectacular views
- Staying in Shingu for a day post Kumano Kodo trek. Walked to the Kamikura Shrine precinct and enjoyed the serene greenness of the area. Our legs went straight to muscle memory and enjoyed climbing...
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- m | On foot about minutes
There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.